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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, June 29, 1943
Struck by Mine near Tunsia
At 0605 29 June, when about 10 miles from her destination, Redwing was rocked by an underwater explosion which tore a large hole in her hull just below the bridge. Five officers and eight enlisted men were blown overboard. She began to list dangerously and the order was given to abandon ship. The four YT's received the crew and recovered two injured officers, two wounded enlisted men, and the body of one other enlisted man.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 5

Namesort descending Service Branch
Ens Edward Bentley USN
SP 1c David Deasy USN
Bos'n Raymond Gallison USN
CSP Nelson Jones USN
SF 3c David Macdonald USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships